Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Dr. Miles J. Bennell maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Dr. Miles J. Bennell, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Dr. Miles J. Bennell prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Dr. Miles J. Bennell uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

Story Judgment: Bad
Dr. Miles J. Bennell ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Understanding
Overall Story Issue: Conditioning vs. Instinct
Overall Story Problem: Change
Overall Story Solution: Inertia
Overall Story Symptom: Speculation
Overall Story Response: Projection
Overall Story Catalyst: Interpretation
Overall Story Inhibitor: Destiny
Overall Story Benchmark: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 1: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 3: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Main Character Throughline

Dr. Miles J. Bennell

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Past
Main Character Issue: Destiny vs. Fate
Main Character Problem: Ability
Main Character Solution: Aware
Main Character Symptom: Speculation
Main Character Response: Projection
Main Character Unique Ability: Interdiction
Main Character Critical Flaw: Conditioning
Main Character Benchmark: Present
Main Character Signpost 1: Present
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Past
Main Character Signpost 4: Future

Influence Character Throughline

Becky Driscoll

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Memory
Influence Character Issue: Falsehood vs. Truth
Influence Character Problem: Change
Influence Character Solution: Inertia
Influence Character Symptom: Chaos
Influence Character Response: Order
Influence Character Unique Ability: Suspicion
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Sense of Self
Influence Character Benchmark: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Rekindle Romance

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Issue: Sense of Self vs. State of Being
Relationship Story Problem: Change
Relationship Story Solution: Inertia
Relationship Story Symptom: Thought
Relationship Story Response: Knowledge
Relationship Story Catalyst: Circumstances
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Falsehood
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Understanding
Overall Story Consequence: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Cost: Memory
Overall Story Dividend: Past
Overall Story Requirements: Learning
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceiving
Overall Story Preconditions: Conscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Present

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